DIY HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARK
Yes, sometimes we cook as well as decorate around here!
I wanted to share what is probably one of the simplest homemade, holiday food gifts you can make. If you can use a microwave, you can make this. It's really that simple!
What you need:
- Melting chocolate - whatever kind is your favorite.
- Food Dye or decorating gel
- Miscellaneous treats top - sprinkles, little candies, crushed nuts, cranberries, etc..
- A bowl, a spatula, wax paper, baking tray with sides and a microwave
- About 5 minutes!
Layer wax paper over your tray
Put your chocolate in your bowl and microwave 25-30 seconds at half power. Stir chocolate and repeat until chocolate is melted. (This typically takes 2-4 minutes depending on how much chocolate you used)
Use your spatula to pour the chocolate out onto your tray. Smooth out on the wax paper. It doesn't have to be perfect since you are going to break it into bark anyhow!
Now add coloring. Either mix your food coloring into melted chocolate in separate bowls, or just draw lines with decorating gel (the gel is super easy!)
Run through the coloring lines with a toothpick gently going back and forth.
Use a second or third color if you choose and repeat
Sprinkle on your toppings.
Put in refrigerator to harden and then break apart when it done. Give as gifts or take to a party and try not to eat it all yourself!